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How They Voted: Irish Woodlot / Livingston Ave. Extension

With fall in the air, our local enclaves of forests (well, we don’t really have many left below the escarpment) are starting to turn into beautiful hues and the much loved Irish Woodlot in Grimsby is no exception.  As such, we thought it would be apt to turn our “How They Voted” eyes onto the Irish Woodlot and the proposed “Livingston Avenue Extension” through it.

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Save The Wood Lot – Your Help and Support Needed!

For long-time Grimsby residents, they know the fight to save the Irish Wood Lot has been fought long and hard.  For those who are newer to Grimsby, this has been a long battle to stop a proposed extension of Livingston Road through an environmentally unique and sensitive area.

Not only would the extension cost an estimated $8.5 million of taxpayer dollars, but it would essentially be a 1.6 km “road to nowhere” as the lands that it would go through are designated Greenbelt and could not be developed.

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Mayor Bentley Still In Talks About The Greenbelt

Attempting to get changes to the Greenbelt after the review seems like an “exercise in futility”.  Highly doubtful there would be changes after the fact as this would open the door for other municipalities to seek the same.

With Grimsby already meeting density targets, one can conceivably ask whose interests are being served in trying to pry land out of our local Greenbelt?

Read the full article at Niagara This Week:  https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/7203340-grimsby-mayor-still-in-talks-about-greenbelt/